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Little Sandy, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Little Sandy ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Little Sandy (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Little Sandy. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Little Sandy is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Below are the counties that are near Little Sandy. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Little Sandy:

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Little Sandy)
  Sahama Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Ingleside Village   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tuscaloosa   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Foster's   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wood Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Holt   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Northport   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Coker   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brent   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ashcraft Corner   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Berry   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Forkland   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Akron   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adger   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hueytown   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Industrial City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gordo   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reform   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McMullen   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beaver Town   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McShan   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sawmill Town   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Little Sandy, see our County-by-County Page for Little Sandy.

Cemeteries Near Little Sandy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Sandy.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Little Sandy covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little Sandy ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Sandy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Sandy, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Sandy.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Little Sandy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Little Sandy.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Little Sandy, with the one closest to Little Sandy listed first.

Hull   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 101,113 people in 2018)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Sandy
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little Sandy
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Little Sandy
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,799 people in 2018)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Little Sandy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Little Sandy in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Little Sandy:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Pickens County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Tuscaloosa County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Sandy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Sandy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Sandy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1001, Longitude: -87.5550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Sandy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Little Sandy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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